Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Development News - Jamie Lee Curtis & Ashley Judd Book Returns to TV with 'Only Human' & 'Salvation'; Plus 15 More Updates!

Development News - February 25, 2014

ABC's AgathaClementine, How to Get Away With Murder, Sea of FireThe Visitors & Warriors; CBS' The Odd Couple & Only Human; The CW's The Flash & iZombie; FOX's Sober Companion; NBC's A to ZBabylon FieldsLifesaver, The Pro & Salvation; and TNT's Proof.

  • American Horror Story standout Lily Rabe has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Barry Sloane. She will play Claire, a dogged child specialist with the FBI, working on the harrowing cases where children are either the culprit or the victim. She's a devoted mother to a deaf 7-year-old son whose husband died mysteriously three months prior. Now, she's obsessively investigating a string of strange cases involving children and their shared imaginary friend "Drill."
  • Mykelti Williamson (Justified) has been tapped as the male lead on the drama pilot starring Sarah Snook. He will play Ray, a hard-working, recently divorced detective with the Philadelphia Police Department and a potential love interest to Clementine (Snook).
  • Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, Law & Order: LA) will co-star opposite Meagan Good on the drama pilot. He will play the dual roles of Father Harries, a local priest, and his estranged identical twin brother Graham, a junkie who returns from the dead.
  • After recurring on both NCIS and New Girl in the past few years, Jamie Lee Curtis is plotting a full-time role on television with a starring role on the drama pilot from writer David Marshall Grant. She will play Caroline, the quadruplets' mother, a dynamic and distinguished physician who now runs the hospital.
  • Michelle Harrison (Emily Owens, MD) has joined the cast of the potential spinoff series of Arrow. She will play the guest starring/recurring role of Nora Allen, Barry's (Grant Gustin) mother.
  • Lindsay Price (Eastwick) has been cast opposite Christian Borle on the multi-camera comedy pilot. She will play Dr. Jennifer McGuire, Graham's (Borle) girlfriend and a doctor at the hospital with him. When Leon (Jonathan Ryland) comes to town, she enjoys that her partner is more "dangerous" than normal and doesn't mind him in the way that her boyfriend does.
  • Andrea Savage (Dinner for Schmucks) will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Rob Lowe and Rob Riggle. She will play Paula, the Club manager, who is in way over her head and has a little crush on Big Ben (Lowe).
  • Callum Blue (Royal Pains, Smallville) has been tapped for a regular role on the supernatural medical drama pilot. He will play Ivan Turing, a technology multi-billionaire who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
  • Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Alexandra Krosney (Last Man Standing) and David Anders (Once Upon a Time) have been cast on the drama pilot from writer Rob Thomas. Goodwin will play Clive, a police detective who recently received a promotion from vice to homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Krosney will play Peyton, Liv's best friend and roommate who is baffled by her recent behavior and feels that they are drifting apart. Anders will play Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business.
  • Ben Feldman (Mad Men) has landed the male lead opposite Cristin Milioti on the single camera comedy pilot. Also cast on the pilot today is Lenora Crichlow (Back in the Game). Feldman will play Andrew, an optimist, a smart, sarcastic guy's guy who, despite his love of sports and action movies, is a closet romantic and believes in "the one." Crichlow will play Stephie, Zelda's (Milioti) roommate and co-worker.
  • Erik Palladino (666 Park Avenue, ER) has been cast on the drama pilot from ABC Studios. He will play Captain Benjamin Cooper, the admired and well-respected head of Philadelphia's Major Crimes division.
  • Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica, Killer Women) is staying at ABC with a regular role on this drama pilot. He will play Pete, Xander's dad, who is shocked but also fiercely protective when his son becomes a prime suspect in his girlfriend's Jane's disappearance.
  • Heroes alum Greg Grunberg will co-star on the drama pilot starring Eloise Mumford and Morena Baccarin. He will play Leonard Mooney, a wheelchair-bound OB/GYN and obstetrical surgeon and a decommissioned officer with a gambling problem.
  • Ashley Judd (Missing) is plotting her return to television with the starring role on the drama pilot from writer Liz Heldens. She will play Jennifer Strickland, one of those awesome, smart, no bullshit, socially savvy Southern women - a great mother, friend and wife to Spring Hill Mega-Church pastor Daniel Strickland. Devastated by his death and facing pressures from all sides, she struggles to protect her family and congregation.
  • Also cast on the project today are Stark Sands, Meg Steedle, Emma Dumont and Jake Picking. Sands will play Paul Strickland, the eldest child and the heir apparent to Daniel's evangelical empire who suffers from a chronic stutter and might have played a role in his dad's death. Steedle will play Lilly Strickland, the eldest daughter who is married to a Congressman and pregnant with her third child. Dumont and Picking will play the Stricklands' other two teenage children.
  • Pilot Ordered - Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Based on the Broadway play as well as the comedy series from the 1970s, The Odd Couple follows the adventures of the uptight Felix Ungar and his easygoing roommate Oscar Madison. Joe Keenan and Matthew Perry, who will also play Oscar, penned the pilot and will executive produce with Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. CBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions and The Tannenbaum Company.
  • Justin Long (New Girl, Mom) has landed a co-leading role on the comedy pilot from writers David S. Rosenthal and Jennie Snyder Urman. He will play Jeremy, the perennially upbeat, maddeningly eccentric sober companion who uses unconventional methods to keep clients clean.
  • The pilot will also be undergoing a shift to single camera instead of multi-camera as it was originally planned.
  • Two time Oscar nominee Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt) has been cast in the starring role on the drama pilot from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. She will play Annalise DeWitt, a law professor and renowned defense attorney who is brilliant, passionate, creative, charismatic and ruthless in the courtroom and the classroom. She is an excellent manipulator of people, particularly her law students - five of whom she selects to work with her at the firm.
  • Also cast on the project is Charlie Weber (90210) who will play Frank Delgado, an associate of Professor Dewitt's, a macho guy and local Philly boy done good.